Commentary, 7/8 2009Aug 27, 2009
Clunkers for Environment
Late each summer, the oil and gas industry gathers in either Stavanger or Aberdeen to exchange ideas and strengthen networks. The North Sea oil province is multinational – both in the political and industrial sense – and co-operation for success has always been a predominant method of doing business.
From the Editor, 7/8 2009Aug 27, 2009
At a Crossroads
Welcome to our Offshore Europe edition. We’ve put together what we hope will be a useful tool for your OE experience – whether you attend the event or follow its developments from abroad.
“Challenges and Opportunities”Aug 27, 2009
Terje Riis-Johansen has had a long and illustrious political career, culminating with his appointment to Jens Stoltenberg’s second cabinet, first as Minister of Agriculture and Food from 2005 to 2008, and then as Minister of Petroleum and Energy. He was appointed to his current position in June 2008, and has been running this crucial department for Norway’s economy and industry in a very unstable period…
CEO Says Petrobras to Become World’s Fifth Largest Energy CompanyAug 27, 2009
“We plan to increase our production from 2.3 million boe per day to 5.3 boe per day million by 2020 and to expand our refining capacity from almost 2 million b/d to more than 3 million in the same time span while becoming the fifth largest integrated energy company in the world”, Petrobras president and CEO José Sergio Gabrielli tells Scandinavian Oil-Gas Magazine
World Leaders Rally Near “Lunar Landing”Aug 27, 2009
Norway did its utmost at the end of May to make carbon-capture and storage (CCS) household words. A media extravaganza enveloped energy and environment ministers congregating at a climate conference in the old Norwegian trading town of Bergen. World leaders who couldn’t come beamed TV tributes in to Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, himself enduring countless “carbon” interviews. This is the world rally ahead of a “do-or-die” summit in December to pen a climate treaty. At stake is a place in the treaty for “capture plant” like that at local refinery Mongstad.
The Evolution of Remote InterventionAug 27, 2009
Acergy, a market leading seabed-to-surface engineering and construction contractor, is building up an enviable track record in developing proprietary technologies to meet the challenges raised by today’s subsea projects. In deep and ultra-deep water this is epitomised by the recent development of a new, more powerful and capable ROV system.
Media: Format WarsAug 27, 2009
We are used to having new innovative products launched at us all the time, and living in the era of the Internet and the mobile phone can sometimes make us forget how technologies can have short lifespans, even if they were touted as the Next Big Thing when they were first introduced. The innovation spiral has kept running tighter and tighter – leaving us with the difficult task of determining what will stay and what will die – and end up on the graveyard of Dead Technology.